W19 Levinson - JUDAIC 617/ ENGLISH 540 - Literature of the Holocaust

Todd Weinstein
Torah in Auschwitz, from "Detroit Focus 2000"
black and white photograph on paper
11 in. x 14 in. ( 27.9 cm x 35.5 cm )
Gift of Detroit Focus 2000, and partial purchase with funds from the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
Two women and a man stand over a pile of dead bodies; one woman is visibly in a state of distress. 
Dmitri Baltermants
A Woman Finds Her Husband, Kerch, Crimea
gelatin silver print on paper
16 in x 20 in (40.64 cm x 50.8 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)
A child sits inside a fence of barbed wire upon the bare dirt ground; beyond the fence lies nothing but burnt tree trunks. He is dressed in rags, and his feet are completely bandaged. Eyes sunken and lips pursed, he holds his hands up in a surrender-like state. It is implied by the title that this child is Jewish and is most likely being depicted inside one of the death camps during the Holocaust.
Fanny Rabel
Jewish Child
lithograph on paper
18 9/16 x 14 15/16 in. (47 x 37.9 cm);28 x 22 in. (71.12 x 55.88 cm);23 x 17 1/4 in. (58.3 x 43.7 cm)
Museum Purchase
Harry Brorby
The Operation
lithograph on paper
22 1/16 x 30 1/8 in. (55.9 x 76.5 cm)
Museum Purchase
Leopoldo Méndez
The Train of Death
linoleum cut on paper
13 3/4 x 20 1/8 in. (34.92 x 51.12 cm);22 1/16 x 28 1/8 in. (56.04 x 71.44 cm);19 3/4 x 25 5/8 in. (50.01 x 65.09 cm)
Museum Purchase
A black and white print that features a person holding his head in clenched fists.  His clothing is creased by his dynamic position, back is haunched.  Below the drawing is stylized Hebrew block print.  Translated it reads "These martyrs I well remember, and my soul melts with secret sorrow. Evil men have devoured us and eagerly consumed us".  The calligraphy is a prayer recited for the Musaf Service during Yom Kippur.
Ben Shahn
serigraph on paper
40 1/4 in. x 31 in. x 3/4 in. ( 102.24 cm x 78.74 cm x 1.91 cm )
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
Photocollage featuring two handwritten letters and six black and white photo portraits. The background is black with handwritten text bordered by blue and white designs snaking across the entire surface. 
Joanne Leonard
The Personal is the Political
gelatin silver print on paper mounted on board
18 in x 22 in (45.72 cm x 55.88 cm)
Gift of the artist
A geometric sculpture with protruding cones across the surface.
William Tarr
Study for Gates of the Six Million
17 ½ in x 12 in x 5 in (44.45 cm x 30.48 cm x 12.7 cm)
Bequest of Gertrude Kasle
A photograph of a plaza surrounded by buildings. Men walk about in the plaza.
Arthur Rothstein
Jewish Refugees in Shanghai (View of Camp)
gelatin silver print on paper
8 in x 10 in (20.32 cm x 25.4 cm)
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
Photograph of a dirt-covered white glove in mid-grip on a plank of wood.
Aaron Siskind
Gloucester 1H
gelatin silver print on paper
13 3/4 in x 11 in (35 cm x 28 cm);22 1/8 in x 18 1/8 in (56.2 cm x 46.04 cm);13 9/16 in x 10 1/2 in (34.4 cm x 26.6 cm)
Gift of the Betty Parsons Foundation
Helmut Weitz
Bleeding Skull
watercolor, tempera and crayon on white paper
21 3/8 in. x 30 1/8 in. ( 54.3 cm x 76.5 cm )
Museum Purchase
A menage of female figures lie entangled together, painted in many different colors. Certain body parts appear identifiable and are emphasized with bleeding lines. In the background appears straight-lined brush strokes emoting a fence or barricade much like one would see within a concentration camp. Beneath the watery brushstrokes are thin, precise lines.
Eduard Bargheer
Holocaust 6
watercolor and graphite on paper
13 ¾ in x 19 4/5 in (34.92 cm x 50.32 cm)
Museum Purchase


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